M/10/031 – CapVest / Origin Foods / Maiden
The proposed acquisition by CapVest Equity Partners II, L.P. of sole control of Origin Foods and Maiden Acquisition Company Holdings has today (18 November 2010) been cleared by the Competition Authority.
|Notification date||Decision date|
|Monday September 13, 2010||Thursday, November 18, 2010|
|Parties Involved||Business activities|
|Maiden Acquisition Company Holdings||
Maiden is the holding company for the fast moving consumer goods business that includes a number of familiar Irish brands, including, Bachelors, Amigo, Sqeez, Erin, Picnic and Lustre.
|CapVest Equity Partners II, L.P.||
The CapVest fund principally makes private equity investments in Western Europe, focusing primarily on mid-market buy outs.
Origin Foods is involved in the marketing, sale and supply of fast moving consumer goods products primarily to the Irish retail sector. Its Shamrock Foods business consists of the import and distribution of home-baking and cooking ingredients sold under its own Shamrock brand.
|Economic sector||Media merger|
|The Irish retail sector and the Irish food service sector.||No|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Thursday, September 23, 2010|
|Current status: Completed|
|Cleared (Phase 1)|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
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